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Ex-NY jail cook sentenced for sexual misconduct with inmates

June 4, 2019

CANTON, N.Y. (AP) — A former head cook at a northern New York county jail has been sentenced to four months of intermittent jail time after admitting to having sex with multiple inmates she supervised.

New York Attorney General Letitia James says Jennifer Parker will also serve 10 years on probation and have to register as a sex offender.

Parker supervised the kitchen at the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility in Canton from August 2010 until she resigned last June. James says Parker managed civilian employees and inmates who worked in the kitchen.

She was arrested last December and charged with engaging in various sexual acts with multiple inmates. Under state law, inmates are incapable of consent.

Parker pleaded guilty to criminal sexual act and official misconduct in March.

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